Re: Creative AI Shortcut?

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Tue, 31 Dec 1996 16:56:44 -0600

> Has anyone mentioned the obvious current reference, Steve Thaler and his
> Creativity Machine? It's generated >11,000 new musical themes, e.g., and
> some interesting new ultrahard materials. (There was an article on this in
> NEW SCIENTIST 20 Jan 96, 22-26)

How? EURISKO wasn't a brute-force machine; it didn't win the
trillion-credit game by testing a trillion random alternatives. It used
a novel, intriguing and general approach: Self-referential heuristics.
Does the Creativity Machine work like Copycat (creative) or Deep Blue
(brute force)?

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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